This past weekend was the TN 2 Day ride at the Cumberland Mtn private OHV. First let me say this… the trails were incredible, the weather was great, and I didn’t hydrate properly. Friday, Devin and I headed down to meet Chris Wyatt and Jeff Braswell at the campground in Winchester, TN. The temperature Friday night was in the upper 50s and was great.
Saturday morning we woke up, ate some breakfast, attended the riders meeting and prepped for the first 50 miles. We saw this guy and immediately thought, ‘did Karl show up after all?’. Anyway Chris snuck around and I snagged this picture. We saw him riding in this exact kit on the trail. Awesome!
This wasn’t a race, but with these guys everything is a race. The trail was the best singletrack I’ve seen and just kept going and going. Constantly turning, braking, standing, sitting, turning, and turning takes its toll after 50 miles and with no place to coast and recover I hit a wall around 40 miles. I was cramping bad and fighting a swollen knee from a wreck around mile 25. I limped back to the campground and iced my knee and we prepped for the next day.
The second day was the same 50 mile route with 10 miles cut out around the lunch/gas stop. Devn who is the ironman of enduro riding did the extra 10 miles with Jeff and a few of his friends from Alabama. Wyatt and I were beyond beat, so we limped back to finish the advertised full 90 miles. The GPS says it all.